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Paterson, New Jersey
City
Downtown Paterson
Downtown Paterson
Coat of arms of Paterson, New Jersey
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): 
The Silk City[1]
Motto(s): 
Spe et Labore (Latin)
"Hope and Effort"
Map of Paterson in Passaic County. Inset: Passaic County's location in New Jersey.
Map of Paterson in Passaic County. Inset: Passaic County's location in New Jersey.
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Paterson is located in Passaic County, New Jersey
Paterson
Paterson
Location in Passaic County
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Paterson is located in New Jersey
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Paterson
Location in New Jersey
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Paterson is located in the United States
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Location in the United States
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Coordinates: 40°54′53″N 74°09′46″W / 40.914746°N 74.162826°W / 40.914746; -74.162826Coordinates: 40°54′53″N 74°09′46″W / 40.914746°N 74.162826°W / 40.914746; -74.162826[2][3]
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Passaic
Established November 22, 1791
Incorporated April 11, 1831 (as township)
Reincorporated April 14, 1851 (as city)
Named for William Paterson
Government
[5]
 • Type Faulkner Act Mayor-Council
 • Body City Council
 • Mayor Andre Sayegh
 • Municipal clerk Sonia Gordon (acting)[4]
Area
[2]
 • Total 8.704 sq mi (22.544 km2)
 • Land 8.428 sq mi (21.829 km2)
 • Water 0.276 sq mi (0.715 km2)  3.17%
Area rank 223rd of 566 in state
7th of 16 in county[2]
Elevation
[6]
112 ft (34.1376 m)
Population
 (2010 Census)[7][8][9]
 • Total 146,199
 • Estimate 
(2018)[10]
145,647
 • Rank 180th in country (as of 2018)[11]
3rd of 565 in state
1st of 16 in county[12]
 • Density 17,346.3/sq mi (6,697.4/km2)
 • Density rank 9th of 566 in state
2nd of 16 in county[12]
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (Eastern (EDT))
ZIP codes
07501-07505, 07508-07514, 07522, 07524, 07533, 07538, 07543, 07544[13]
Area code(s) 201 and 973[14]
FIPS code 3403157000[2][15][16]
GNIS feature ID 0885343[2][17]
Website www.patersonnj.gov